Author archives: Sophie

10 perfect Christmas gifts for travellers

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With the talks of Christmas now on the cards as the big day looms on the horizon, it’s time to begin scratching your head and thinking about what to get the girl who loves to travel the world. It might be a touch early to think about Christmas, but in my books, the earlier you begin preparing, the better! I like to enjoy my December without frantically runni[...]

What Makes A Great Travel Partner?

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Whether you like to travel the world on your ownsome or you like to call upon your trusty comrades and troop off into the unknown together; you can soon form a strong opinion on what makes a great travel partner. When alone, you may pick up friends along the way, but you’ll soon figure out who’s a keeper and who should have stayed at home and perhaps see[...]

12 Travel Wardrobe Essentials: Keep Warm, Look Cool

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As a traveller, you're bound to pick up the odd bits and bobs from each country that you pass through. We always say 'this time I won't buy anything'... But let's face it, that never really sticks! When asked where you got your outfit from, it's pretty fun to go through each piece and name the city or country where you sourced it. So your wardrobe might b[...]

20 tips to survive hostel life

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Ahhh the classic hostel. The haven for a backpacker. The pit stop for a traveller. The place to rest the weary. They are a great option for accommodation when on the road as they can be affordable and social, but once you've got around a bit, it's likely you would have experienced a wide variety of hostels. From the good, the bad and the ugly; the wor[...]

8 Ways To See Estonia

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If you had asked me to go to Estonia a few months ago, you would have been greeted with a blank look followed by an ignorant, "Where the heck is that?". Little did I know that I would be munching on fresh produce, bouncing on bogs, trawling vintage shops and bopping to interesting beats during my time away! And to top it off? It definitely did not break the [...]

Estonia for foodies - a Travelette's journey

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I had wanted to spend my birthday outside of the UK this year, so when my boyfriend suggested going to Estonia I immediately said YES! But I had no idea what to expect there. I was totally clueless. I did some shout-outs on Twitter and in Facebook traveller groups for Estonian tips, but no one could really give me much info on the country nor any insider tip[...]

The ultimate adrenaline rush at Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Caving, spelunking, subterranean exploring, slithering around rocks, getting lost in the dark; call it what you like, exploring caves makes for a pretty good adventure! But if you think you know caving then think again, my friends. Head into the depths of North Wales and experience something that will truly blow your socks off… and your helmet and your attra[...]

Travel: The Ultimate Tattoo Inspiration

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You either love them or hate them, but whatever your stance is on tattoos, you can't deny the beauty of them. As a piece of artwork on your skin and a living memorabilia of a time or journey that you want to remember forever, tattoos are personal to the human canvas who wears them proudly on their skin. And with travel bringing about so many incredible ex[...]

24 Tips On How To Travel On A Budget

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I like to think that I’m quite well-educated in the art of travelling on a budget. Some call it ‘travelling on a shoestring’, but I like to call it being super smart with my money and making that dollar stretch as far as I can. Stretch it till it screams! A couple of pounds saved here or there can mount up to an amount that can aid you in more adventures.[...]

How to decorate a traveller's home

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When you land somewhere new in the world and think, ‘You know what, I might stay here for a bit. I quite like it!”, you know you’re going to be experiencing something special. There’s nothing quite like fully immersing yourself in a new city or country for a substantial amount of time and absorbing every part of the culture. There are aspects to the c[...]